Concept 1. The hiring manager thinks in the language of risk.

When HMs are hiring they want to minimize the risk in the hiring decision. What does that mean? It means that the more information they have about the candidate, his working style, and most importantly the quality of work the candidate can deliver, the more confident they will feel about the accuracy of their hiring decision.

So, when they need to hire someone:

  • They will ask their team for a referral. “You know the job…

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OK. So you finally have decided to revamp your LI profile. But you don’t know how exactly how to “eat this elephant”. Well like with all elephants, you’ll eat it piece by piece.

I will share my perspective as a Talent Partner/Job Developer/Job Hunter and maybe you would like to go and try out some of those things.

So, let’s go through this from top to bottom.

1. Banner.

Your LI banner is the first thing that people see when they visit your profile. If your resume is like a marketing brochure that you send out to sell yourself, consider your LI…

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To be an effective job hunter you must learn how to exercise intellectual empathy, meaning you must learn how to think like the person on the other end of the table.

The first way to do it is to ask yourself: “What is this person trying to achieve through his work?” And that is mind shift number 1.

1. You are playing a Job-Hunting game. TA and HMs are playing an Elimination game.

Your job is to secure the job. But for the hiring managers and Talent Acquisition teams, the objective is to filter through the talent pool to find one — the best candidate. In order to do that, they are eliminating applicants one…

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We all are very different and we all have different coping mechanisms but what I am certain of is that those mechanisms can be developed over time.

Everything is in your mind.

We do not react to reality. Only to our perception of reality.

Do you want to cope better? Change the way you see things.

Many things that I often say might sound philosophical but try to accept them with an open mind — shift the way you see the role of philosophy in your life. Philosophy is not a subject that you study once in a while with…

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If you are new to Canada and you are about to start your job-hunting journey but don’t know where to start — worry not.

There are people here on LinkedIn who learned everything the hard way so you don’t have to.

Here is a short checklist of the things you need to get sorted.

  1. Resume
  2. LinkedIn
  3. Networking
  4. System

Let’s get through these aspects one by one.

1. Mindset

First, tell yourself that this is going to be a rollercoaster and a marathon. You will have good days, and you will have bad ones. And that’s ok. Keep your eyes on the…

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Let me explain why.

January 13, 2021.

I guess since we are about to talk about personal growth today’s essay will be very personal.

Before coming to Canada in 2019 I was convinced that what I do to my life is called self-development. It has never occurred to me that the skills and knowledge that I have been developing driven solely by my desire to be a better human being will have a price tag here in North America. To be honest, when I came to Canada, I thought that I have no remarkable skills, and I am just another generalist in the market…

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Here are the 5 reasons why.

“You are not your resume, you are your work.”
~ Seth Godin

January 12, 2021.

The whole recruitment system is broken. You don’t have to be a genius to understand this, just 1 year in the industry is more than enough to start seeing all the problems that persist in the world of talent acquisition. There are so many things that can be better, but that for some reason are not. …

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January 11, 2021.

Choosing a company is like choosing a partner. You need to know what you are looking for to select wisely. Today, I was just thinking about how many similarities there are between job search and dating.

Here are some thoughts.

The compatibility.

That is the most important thing. As there are no perfect matches made in heaven in romantic relationships, there are no perfect matches in employment. However, if you find the right partner (company) and you can see that they are willing to put in work to forge something truly long-lasting and unique, you might want to consider…

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January 10, 2021.

Again I sit myself down to write but I don’t feel like writing. I still have a cough and it has been draining my energy since the New Year. But I will just write without any plan in mind. Just some quotes I found lately, and some meditations on those quotes.

“Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is a denial of life.”
~ Germain Greer, Australian writer, and intellectual.

How often do you catch yourself thinking about security? I can tell, these thoughts come quite often when you are unemployed…

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Some thoughts for job seekers in Canada and new immigrants.

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

January 9, 2021.

My 2020 was the year I was working as a Workforce Specialist a.k.a Job Developer.

My function was to be a connector between job seekers…

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